Donald Trump’s presidency, expected to be marked by a strategy of economic nationalism, aggressive fiscal expansion and a significantly different interest rate environment, is set to re-shape the nature and dynamics of business in the US, and globally.
What should the private sector do to boost growth in this environment, particularly given the additional challenges and opportunities around technological change and market disruption? Should it expect a more interventionist government, or one with a more relaxed approach to regulation? To what extent will promised corporate tax reform boost activity, and how will a tougher stance on off-shoring and immigration affect apparent labor shortages in some sectors? What does the administration’s stance on trade agreements and globalization mean for companies dependent on global markets?
On the afternoon of 26 September in New York, the Financial Times will gather 30 leading CEOs to discuss these issues in a closed-door meeting to be chaired by FT US Managing Editor Gillian Tett, and co-hosted by other senior FT journalists, including John Authers, Senior Investment Commentator, John Gapper, Associate Editor and Chief Business Commentator, Gary Silverman, US National Editor, and Ed Crooks, US Industry Editor. The meeting will also feature contributions from influential policy-makers, financial leaders, economists and innovators. Proceedings will begin at 2.15 pm and close with a drinks reception and dinner.
These exclusive conversations will be the second in a series of FT Leadership Dialogues to be held around the world, designed to engage participants in a deep exploration of the topics that are shaping the business agenda in the year ahead. Each Dialogue will be structured as three hours of peer-to-peer discussions followed by a high-level dinner. Special content will be produced before and after each event.